Application Procedure

  1. Complete an application for admission to the Graduate School with a summer start date. Information related to applying for admission and the Graduate School can be found at the Graduate Student Services webpage ( Information is also available by request from the same office at: Graduate Student Services, New Mexico State University, Educational Services Building, Suite G, MSC 3G, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001; 575/646-2736).
  2. At this time, we do not require GRE scores as part of the admissions process. Please note, though, that some awards, scholarships, and/or fellowships outside of NMSU for which you may wish to apply in the future may require GRE scores. We, however, do not require the GRE.
    For students who hold an advanced degree (master‘s degree or equivalent) or have completed graduate coursework and have taken the GRE as a requirement for admission to those programs/coursework may request that these scores be accepted for admission regardless of the date taken; however, the following also need to be met:

    1. Students will need to submit official copies to the Graduate Student Services office or a copy of their individual report to the program so that scores can be verified.
    2. These scores will be considered in conjunction with GPA in the advanced degree and/or coursework; students will still be required to have maintained a minimum of 3.0 GPA in their prior gradate work to the school psychology program regardless of when the GRE was taken.
    3. Students who hold an advanced degree or graduate coursework and did not take the GRE as a requirement for admission to these program/coursework are still required to take the GRE and submit official scores to the Graduate Student Services Office for consideration for admission to the School Psychology Program.
  3. Submit through the online application an official transcript from every college or university attended.
  4. Submit a professional statement (personal statement) and at least three current (i.e., less than 1 year old) letters of support from different individuals.
  5. Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your educational, professional, and other experiences, interests, etc. Your resume/CV must include current contact information.
  6. Other materials not required but optional are published research papers, special projects, licensure/certifications, grants, etc.
Applications are due January 15, 2021

Questions regarding the online application process can be directed to:

Dr. MacKenzie Sidwell, Training Director
School Psychology Program
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001